Creedon, Daniel Bartholomew (Private, b.? - d.1917)

Accession Number 1DRL/0223
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm
Object type Diary, Typescript
Maker Creedon, Daniel Bartholomew
Place made Ottoman Empire: Turkey
Date made 1915-1916
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM93 12/1/86
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copying is permitted for the purposes of research and study, subject to physical condition

Original diary written by 589 Private Daniel Bartholomew Creedon, 9 Battalion, Gallipoli, 1915-1916, while a prisoner of war of the Turks. Also includes a typed transcript of the original diary.

History / Summary

Creedon began writing his diary on 29 February 1916 as "Part 1 Life in Turkey", with the events that led to his capture, 28 June 1915. Creedon was wounded in both hands in a feint action at the Valley of Despair on that day. After being captured, Creedon met up with other prisoners (W. Allen; I King and John O'Callaghan) and the platoon commander (Lieutenant J.). The diary covers the period of capture until the last entry on 10 April 1916. Creedon died while still a prisoner, 27 February 1917.

Biographical note: Private, 9th Bn, AIF. Creedon was captured by the Turks at Gallipoli, 28 June 1915, and died (possibly due to gangrene) as a prisoner of war of the Turks, 27 February 1917.